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  • The Polio Crusade

    Aired March 31, 2020 | 53 min

    The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease. The medical breakthrough saved countless lives and had a pervasive impact on American philanthropy that continues to be felt today.

  • Test Tube Babies

    Airs April 6, 2020 | 53 min

    Test Tube Babies tells the story of doctors, researchers, and hopeful couples who pushed the limits of science and triggered a technological revolution in human reproduction. In so doing, they landed at the center of a controversy whose reverberations continue to this day.

  • The Man Who Tried To Feed The World

    Premieres April 21, 2020 | 53 min

    The Man Who Tried to Feed the World recounts the story of the man who would not only solve India’s famine problem but would go on to lead a “Green Revolution” of worldwide agriculture programs estimated to have saved one billion lives.

  • George W. Bush

    Premieres May 4, 2020 | 3 hrs 46 min

    The latest in our award-winning series of presidential biographies, this film looks at the life and presidency of George W. Bush, from his unorthodox road to the presidency to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the myriad of challenges he faced over his two terms, from the war in Iraq to the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Stonewall Uprising

    Airs June 9, 2020 | 92 min

    In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.

  • The Vote

    Premieres July 6, 2020 | 3 hrs 46 min

    One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote, a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.

  • The Poison Squad

    Aired January 28, 2020 | 113 min

    The Poison Squad tells the story of government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley who, determined to banish these dangerous substances from dinner tables, took on the powerful food manufacturers and their allies.

  • McCarthy

    Aired January 6, 2020 | 113 min

    McCarthy chronicles the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator whose zealous anti-communist crusade would test the limits of American decency and democracy.

  • The Feud

    Aired September 10, 2019 | 53 min

    The real story behind the Hatfields and the McCoys, the most famous family conflict in American history.

  • Woodstock

    Aired August 6, 2019 | 120 min

    In August, 1969, half a million people from all walks of life and every corner of the country converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York. They came to hear the concert of their lives, but most experienced something far more profound: a moment that would change them and the country forever, and define a cultural revolution. 

  • Chasing the Moon

    Aired July 10, 2019 | 5 hrs 36 min

    Nearly 50 years ago, we took one small step. In 2019, join American Experience and PBS to relive the journey that defined a generation.

  • Sealab

    Aired February 12, 2019 | 53 min

    In 1969 off the California coast, a US Navy crane carefully lowered a massive tubular structure into the waters. It was an audacious feat of engineering — a pressurized underwater habitat, designed for an elite group of divers to spend days or even months at a stretch living and working on the ocean floor.Sealab tells the little-known story of the daring program that tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized undersea exploration.